Folly Farm

Folly Farm

Pensford, Bristol, Bristol, BS39 4DW Based in: South West
Based: South West

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At a Glance

Ceremony Capacity: Up to 100 guests

Reception Capacity: Up to 150 guests

Licensed for Marriages & Civil Partnerships: Yes

Facilities Include: Exclusive use of the entire venue comprising the restored 18th century farmhouse with glass-roofed atrium and log burning fire, the Old Dairy dining room, professional kitchen and 10 farmhouse bedrooms, plus 10 self-contained studio rooms in converted cow sheds and of course, the stunning Oak and Willow function rooms. The stunning courtyard, meadow, paddocks and orchard, all with breathtaking views, are also exclusively yours for the duration of the wedding. The surrounding 250-acre nature reserve is available for guests to explore

Catering: In-house caterers

Bar: Cash bar with staff

Late License: Until 12am

Other Services: Environmentally sustainable countryside wedding and event venue in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve. All profits gift-aided to Avon Wildlife Trust

Other Suppliers: A long list of tried and tested local suppliers available to help you organise your day

Accommodation: Sleeps 56* guests with 10 bedrooms in the restored farmhouse and 10 self-contained studios in converted cow sheds. On-site camping available in the paddock on request

Pets: Sorry, no pets as Folly Farm is a nature reserve

Exclusive: Yes


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How Green is your Supplier?

So we've put together a ten point criteria, the Green Gauge, that we ask all our partners, your wedding suppliers, to comply with for your peace of mind. The wedding industry covers a broad activity base and you will have your own benchmark of how 'green' you want your suppliers to be. We happily accept wedding suppliers who are trying their best and can check 4 or more criteria on our Green Gauge.

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Folly Farm Centre - Countryside Weddings in the Heart of a Nature Reserve

Folly Farm Centre is an environmentally sustainable, countryside wedding venue nestled in the heart of a 250-acre nature reserve, yet conveniently located just 10 miles from Bristol and Bath.

As one of Somerset's hidden gems, 'Folly' as it is affectionately known, offers peaceful seclusion and the most breath-taking views across Chew Valley Lake and the Mendip Hills; an Area of Outstanding Natural Beauty. 

Surrounded by wildlife and ancient woodlands, Folly Farm is perfect in every season; from the carpets of spring bluebells and wildflower meadows of summer, to the golden tones of autumn and the dramatic winter skies, the backdrop for your day is sure to be beautiful.

All weddings at Folly Farm include exclusive use of the entire venue, including all of the 18th-century farm buildings, for a unique and completely private celebration. Invite close family and friends to arrive the day before the wedding and share the fun of decorating and personalising the venue, followed by a pre-wedding evening meal. 

Choose to hold your ceremony in the charming oak-beamed converted barn, the traditional Old Dairy, or the glass atrium filled with natural light. Alternatively, you can choose to say 'I do' outside with a gorgeous ceremony overlooking the Chew Valley Lake, or a blessing in the orchard? There's plenty of space for marquees too - and we can recommend suppliers.

The 20 farmhouse-style bedrooms accommodate up to 56* guests and, in the warmer months, additional guests have the option of camping in the paddock. The happy couple can spend the first night of married life in our spacious bridal suite or may choose to hire a bell tent for a night of glamping! Folly Farm can hold up to 150 evening guests. 

Delicious, seasonal food is in abundance and is often picked from the kitchen garden. The recommended caterers will expertly tailor menus to suit every budget and taste. Food is incredibly important to wedding celebrations, so couples can choose from a traditional three-course meal, relaxed platters, a hog-roast and everything in between!

Owned and managed by Avon Wildlife Trust, all profits are gift-aided back to the Trust to protect local wildlife and inspire people about the importance and benefits of nature. Your wedding will not only be an incredible day, but will leave an incredible legacy.

Folly Farm is unique in more ways than one - we hope to have the opportunity to share this extra special venue with you. Visit the website to find out more and arrange a personal tour of the venue.

*Maximum occupancy of 56 guests by Spring 2020. For weddings before this time, the maximum occupancy is 49 guests staying on-site.

(Banner image by Rich Howman)